Curriculum in Profile

We now live in a time when both patients and medical professionals move freely around the world in search of the optimum environment for their needs. Therefore, it became necessary to ensure that the various types of education medical professionals had received met a common standard to be ensured by international accreditation. To meet this need, the World Federation for Medical Education established a curriculum based on the Global Standard (Standards for Evaluation of Medical Specialties). This means that anyone now graduating a medical university not accredited by this organization will not have their qualifications recognized internationally.
In response to these new demands, we launched a new curriculum here at Tokyo Medical University in 2014 to be followed by all new entrants. As part of this, we have introduced outcome-based education, with a strong emphasis on practical clinical experience at an early stage in the course program. Moreover, emphasis is also given to fostering a sense of professionalism and ethics. The student is introduced to a wide range of disciplines and skills, including information technology, palliative care, alternative medicine, and behavioral science in its relationship with patient psychology. Clinical training and clerkship have been extended to account for 74 weeks of the program.
We believe that we are fulfilling our social responsibilities by offering high-quality medical education that meets the highest of standards, both domestically and internationally.